Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Monday Message (on Tuesday)

Provident Living: Sept. 10th at 9:30 a.m. at the Shooks - this will be on showing and telling our binders with three month menus for the three month storage start to storage. We will also be planning upcoming classes.

"Relief Society stands for self-reliance. The best food storage is not in welfare grain elevators but in sealed cans and bottles in the homes of our people. What a gratifying thing it is to see cans of wheat and rice and beans under the beds or in the pantries of women who have taken welfare responsibility into their own hands."
~ President Gordon B. Hinckley

http://www.budget101.com/frugal/homemade-gluten-free-mixes-189/ I am throwing this in for those who may need gluten free ideas....

Can you make this recipe with what is in your food storage? http://www.bigmamashomekitchen.com/2010/10/mini-pineapple-upside-down-cakes.html  Wouldn't it be great if you could store food so that you just shop off the shelf to make what you wanted, or at least what you like? We tried these completely using our food storage... YUM! is all we can say, licking our lips.

http://amazing-recipes.net/pasta-basic-recipe-for-homemade/  This is a great thing to know how to do. We enjoy the taste of the fresh pasta. My sister does lots and freezes for gift giving. It is very nice, of course you can do them by hand if you do not have a pasta machine. http://www.beckysbacktobasics.com/get_full_recipe.php?search.x=54&search.y=30&File=1274380338 

If you are tired of all the ways with zucchinni here is my very favorite use and you could do this without saying to anyone and let them guess they never will as it tastes Just like APPLE pie, no kidding.... http://www.beckysbacktobasics.com/get_full_recipe.php?search.x=35&search.y=55&File=1282174912

Remember now with yard sale season upon us, be looking for pressure canners, dehydrators, food sealers with vacuum ie food saver as well as canning jars, pasta machine things that will help you with your storing of food. Also put them on your Christmas list is good as well.

The very first Homemaking Meeting I went to I was not a member but an invited guest and my friend told me about the classes, of course when she said fruit leather I thought what? She said I think you should do that one, you will like it and well I did so here is my recipe that everyone loves... http://www.beckysbacktobasics.com/get_full_recipe.php?search.x=66&search.y=46&File=1270314345

http://www.beckysbacktobasics.com/aboutthehouse.php?search.x=94&search.y=77&File=1293221476 Ok this I threw in to remind you of what is coming...if you are reading this on Monday, sit and pretend it is not 102 out. But like those before us, fall always reminds us we must prepare for winter. Things have not changed that much. We still clean out the garage, stall to get the vehicle in, we caulk and insulate, we make those preparations that must be done but remember what happens when a snow storm is on it's way... one week out people talk about it, three days out we wonder will it really come and the day of everyone flocks to the store for ten gallons of milk. You see it on the news every year. Wouldn't it be nice to stay home, bake bread and put on some chili, maybe make some cinnamon rolls and play games or read we love to read?

It has been a long time since that first RS meeting and I have learned many many many things along the way from members of the church and also RS. Storage is one aspect of that one must never stop learning, not ever. Life is it's own schooling as well as formal education. NEVER STOP LEARNING, it has served me well over those many years.

So what would you like to learn? Is it how to make bread .. do you know how? I feel if you know how, you are doing wonderful. If you say you can read a recipe ...well not doing as well as knowing how. So that might be something to work on. If you needed to have it mastered and you are only reading the recipe it might be a bit of a learning curve.and there are many in the ward who know how to make bread.

One time in one of our wards we lived in, we had a family with a lot of adopted kids, many she taught them all to do bread and each one had a turn. The burden was not on any one person, it was spread out. I imagine those kids grew up now with families of their own, guess what they don't need to learn...yep, how to make bread, they can move on to another skill.

Be reading the sale ads and stock up when you can. If blueberries are on sale, get them, wash them and freeze them (yes drying them works too). I do both, but how nice to make pancakes or scones with blueberries in them. Could we live with out them? Yes, but put in foods to your storage that will help give variety and little surprises.

Keep working on your storage, now is the time to put up excess for winter but it is also a good time to put up for time of need. Believe me when I say a time of need hits us all at one time or another and it is much nicer to have something stored when that happens.

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